Easy Baba Ghanoush

    26 minutes

    This healthy and delicious Middle Eastern recipe is simple to make in the microwave. It can be used as a dip with pita bread or served as a side dish.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 1 large eggplant
    • 2 tablespoons tahini
    • 1/4 cup (65ml) lemon juice
    • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
    • 1/3 cup (85ml) olive oil
    • 1 pinch salt to taste

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:6min  ›  Ready in:26min 

    1. Pierce the eggplant 4 or 5 times with the tip of a paring knife. Microwave on High for 6 to 8 minutes until softened, then place on a plate and allow to cool to room temperature.
    2. Peel off the skin and stem, discard. Roughly chop the eggplant and place into a blender along with the tahini, lemon juice, garlic and olive oil. Puree until smooth, adding water if needed to make a thick paste; season to taste with salt.

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    I have used this recipe several times and it is so easy and very popular amongst family and friends. Thanks.  -  28 Oct 2013


    I really missed the smokey flavor that I'm use to in Baba Ghanoush. I thought it was on the bland side. Here are two ways I found that can add additional flavor. The first way is to just grill or saute slices or the eggplant before blending. Make sure you cook it until it is a dark brown. The other way (best) is to bake the whole eggplant with skin and all until the outside is chard. Then remove the skin and blend. The fist gives a light smokey flavor and the second method gives a full smokey flavor that just adds so much to the recipe.  -  09 Feb 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Perfect traditional recipe! This tastes just like the baba ghanoush at my favorite lebanese restaurant, where the owners are FROM Lebanon, where Baba Ghanoush comes from. Only thing I'd add is maybe some chopped parsley and pine nuts to garnish!  -  06 Aug 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)